A post on: How to make Your Facebook Private updateed 2018-02-25 22:22:42.
a wonderful tool you can use in keeping in touch with old friends, family and
anyone else you care to talk to. But that digital freedom comes at a
cost: your privacy. Fortunately there are ways to make sure that only the people
you want to see your Facebook profile can – unless of course somebody
knows your password.
The steps to making your Facebook private is actually relatively easy
once you familiarize yourself with the increasingly bloated
user-interface. So where do you begin? Read on.
1. Privacy Shortcuts
are two easy ways to get to the necessary privacy settings of your
Facebook profile. In the top right, you will see a button to the right
of your name – it has a padlock sign on it and three horizontal lines. Press
it and then select ‘See More Settings’ at the bottom.
On the other hand, you can click the little cog settings button located in the very top
right next to the aforementioned Privacy Short button and then select
“Settings” from the drop-down menu. The end result is exactly the same
in either case. Now you can set your privacy to your standard.
2. Who can see my stuff?
the Privacy Settings and Tools heading you will see three questions in bold letters: “Who can see my stuff?”, “Who can contact me?” and “Who can
look me up?”. Let’s start with the first heading on the list.
right. Select who you want to see your future Facebook posts from
the drop-down menu. Naturally, public will be the opposite of private so
set it to “friends” if you only want Facebook friends to see them.
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you can select “only me” if you want only yourself to see what you
post, or click “Custom”. Custom allows you to select specific options
including “Don’t share with”, meaning you can choose a particular Facebook
friend or friends you no longer wish to share posts with. You can also
block lists you are a part of, such as a school network.
there is a post you want to limit the visibility of, the “Review all
your posts and things you’re tagged in” setting located below allows you
to do just that. Hit the “activity log” button and use the
pen edit button to delete specific entries you no longer wish to share.
ii) Who can contact me?
If you want to stop getting messages in your inbox from people who aren’t your
Facebook friends, you can use the message-filtering option under
“Who can contact me?”. Switch it from basic filtering to strict
filtering to only see messages from friends in your inbox. Doing so will keep random messages from strangers at bay.
iii) Who can look me up?
Maybe you want to limit who can look up your Facebook profile. The “Who
can look me up?” options allows you to set your privacy to your preference in this
regard. With friends enabled, only your friends can look you up using your
same options can be said for your phone number i.e., if you entered one
into Facebook. Again, you can select the friends option for the highest level of privacy.
you can choose whether search engines such as Bing and Google can be linked
to your Timeline. A simple tick box option is all it will take to really
shut your Facebook profile off from the world wide web. As Facebook
states, this option can take a while to come into effect so don’t panic
if it seems like you are still coming up on search engines.
Do you want ultimate privacy?
really ensure your privacy, there is always the option of leaving Facebook entirely. Of course, this is a drastic course of action but
something like online bullying could force your hand (in which case, you
should seek support). Or maybe you are just tired of sharing everything
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